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Just bought G3,T-Mobile.. Is it Qi or Powermat

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Justin33060, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Justin33060

    Justin33060 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This will be my first wireless device, and I see some are Qi and some Powermat.. They are different correct and different wavelenths?

    I See that LG has a case for the G3 one for Qi and one for Powermat.....

    Im confused.. Also my wife has a S4 and want to make it wireless. so if the Qi and powermat are different and I need to pick , I need to pick one for both.
     



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  2. renegad3

    renegad3 Well-Known Member

  3. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    Out of the box, it is neither. I believe you can buy a cover that will work with either standard.
     
  4. renegad3

    renegad3 Well-Known Member

    T-Mobile & Verizon use Qi

    AT&T uses powermat

    All do so through the quick circle case.
     
  5. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    Hrethgir is correct, renegad3 almost correct.

    None of the US variants have wireless charging out of the box. AT&T is compatible with Powermat, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile compatible with Qi. But you'll need aftermarket help to actually use a wireless charger.

    Option 1: Buy a wireless quick circle cover for your device (Not all quick circle covers include wireless charging, so be sure of what you're getting).

    Option 2: Buy a replacement back with wireless charging built in. There are lots of them with Qi coils available on Amazon and eBay. Not sure if there are PowerMat compatible backs out there or not. You'll probably see Qi backs that say they work with AT&T G3s. Don't believe them, because they don't.

    Option 3: Buy a replacement sticker that includes Qi and NFC coils, and replace the NFC sticker that's already installed in your phone. I bought this one, and it works fine:

    LG G3 VS985 LS990 D851 Qi Wireless Charging NFC Antenna Sticker Replacement | eBay

    You'll need to pull / peel / scrape the old sticker out the back before installing this one.
     
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  6. Mr. Link

    Mr. Link Android Enthusiast

    I did option 3 and it works great!
     
  7. iazybandit

    iazybandit Member

  8. Will this allow you to use Qi on att?
     
  9. Jshadow

    Jshadow Newbie

    No, you cannot use QI on ATT. The hardware is different. You are stuck with Powermat on ATT.
     
  10. Is there any models that will work on att that would support qi, such as an unlocked t-mobile?
     
  11. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Check here for compatibility:
    http://www.willmyphonework.net/
     
  12. steve4vols

    steve4vols Well-Known Member

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